This buttery, almond flavoured cherry cake is an old family favourite! I’ve recently found it works just as well in this gluten free version made with almond and coconut flour.
I’m trying something new with most of the Fortune Bay ebooks – putting them into the Kindle Unlimited program for a few months. That’s right, they’ll all be free through the Kindle Unlimited lending library,as well as for sale on Amazon.
The catch? The ebooks will not be for sale on other online platforms. (Sorry kobo, nook and apple readers! But read on for how to access this platform and KU with out a kindle e-reader.)
What is Kindle Unlimited?
It’s a package where for $9.99 a month you can download and read as many books from the Kindle Unlimited library as you want. Over one million books are free to subscribers in the Kindle Unlimited platform. By joining Kindle Unlimited you can take advantage of those offers.
Don’t have a kindle e-reader? Don’t panic!
You can download a free kindle app (circled in the picture above) for your phone or tablet (or computer for that matter) and read the books there. To get set up, go to your apps store on the device of your choice and find the free Kindle app. Or click on the link, like the one I’ve circled on the example above. (Of course, my ebooks and print books will still be for sale on Amazon if you decide not to join KU.)
I am doing the reverse myself – reading my kobo books on my phone and tablet these days. It works great.
Americans can find KU on amazon.com, and customers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Australia can sign-up for Kindle Unlimited in their local online Amazon store. Amazon is planning to continue expanding the service to other countries soon.
Already have a kindle?
Then do as I’ve done and install an app on your phone, too. That way you can Sync with your e-reader and pick up the story any time you have a few minutes to fill – in line at the bank, waiting for kids after sports, wherever you are.
And, of course, if you have already subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, you will be able to read the whole Fortune Bay series for free! (Except Lake of Dreams, the book I save exclusively for members of my readers group, and Starlight and Tinsel.)
I’m excited about this. I hope you are too!
Stories about Friendship, Family and Happily-ever-after
I don’t think valentine’s day should be limited to romantic love. I’d like it to celebrate all types of love between all types of people.
The Inuit have 50 words for snow. Surely we should have more than one word for love.
Happy Valentines Day.
Come on over to Romance Gems for a month of contests and prizes!
I’m thrilled to have joined Romance Gems, recently expanded to include 23 romance authors in a variety of sub-genres.
We are launching our new website February 1st, 2019. There will be contests and giveaways all month long, including a grand prize of a Kindle Fire.
Come on over and meet the women of Romance Gems.
We’ll each be blogging one day this month – and every month, so come often. You might discover some new romance gems.
l’m a self-proclaimed cover nerd, which probably stems from my fine arts background . My daughter Rosey, a marketing maven, and I work together to create my covers and last month we went wild changing the covers on most of the books of the series.
It started with Home for Christmas.
I loved the dramatic woman in black on a foggy dock, much like when Rosey comes home to the Island for Christmas and I pick her up at the float plane dock nearby. But as a friend laughingly said, it wouldn’t say Christmas to anyone who did not live in the Pacific Northwest. And your covers have to tell online buyers in a nutshell what your books about. Cover #1 – doesn’t look like Christmas, Cover #2 was visually too confusing, but I think the new cover hits just the right note, and will look great with the Starlight and Tinsel cover next Christmas.
When we got started, we just couldn’t stop. I liked the two newest covers, Starting Over and Starlight & Tinsel, and wanted to bring the rest more in line with those. More fun and direct – which is how I see the books.
Some of the old covers were too static – not reflective of the characters.
Then we decided to update the font on them all. Much sharper I think.
You get the picture. It was lots of fun, but don’t be fooled when you see a cover you don’t recognize. I’ll let you know when I do have a new book out. Hopefully next summer.
Now, back to work.